Parents pose fresh questions about home to school transport

Fresh questions were asked today about how permission was given for escorts to take vulnerable children to school without undergoing enhanced criminal record checks. Concerned mother Pippa Hodge spoke out after learning that approval was given by a senior Brighton and Hove City...

No celebration high fives or post-match selfies at the Amex in bid to stop coronavirus spread

Albion players are being asked to avoid high fives and fist bumps, posing for post-match selfies or signing autographs in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading. Brighton and Hove Albion this evening announced a series of measures it is putting in place on Government advice. It...
Posted On 03 Mar 2020 at 6:53 pm

Hove flats plan rejected

Plans to build a modern block of flats in a conservation area have been turned down. The proposed four-storey block, in Holland Road, Hove, attracted 39 letters of opposition and an objection from Green councillor Hannah Clare, who represents the area. The Regency Society, Hove...

Police officer under criminal investigation after collapse of two chemsex trials

A police officer whose failure to disclose evidence led to the collapse of two trials over chemsex drug dealing is under criminal investigation. Detective Constable Jane Walker was the lead officer in an investigation into an alleged drugs ring operating in Brighton and London...
Posted On 03 Mar 2020 at 6:30 pm

Joanne Shaw Taylor shows how it’s done

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR + SONIA LEIGH – THE OLD MARKET, HOVE 02.03.20 Monday night and The Old Market was crowded, 90% of which were middle aged men, and Joanne Shaw Taylor exploded on stage wearing a black sequinned jacket, her long blond hair swinging wildly as she launched...
Posted On 03 Mar 2020 at 5:09 pm

Stereophonics back on form in Brighton

STEREOPHONICS + THE WIND & THE WAVE – BRIGHTON CENTRE 02.03.20 It’s been a couple of years since the Stereophonics have played live in Brighton. Their last appearance here was on 27th February 2018, but frontman Kelly Jones did return last year on 10th June as a solo...
Posted On 03 Mar 2020 at 4:05 pm

Businessman taken to court over changes to Brighton’s ‘most important home’ loses costs claim

The owner of Brighton’s “most important residence” has failed in his bid for costs after the council dropped its prosecution forcing him to strip off modern paintwork. The owner of Marlborough House, Anthony Antoniades, was taken to court by Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 03 Mar 2020 at 3:46 pm

Hoogstraten admits calling copper a poofter – but acquitted of abusive behaviour

A notorious landlord who once hired a hitman to kill his business partner has been acquitted of abusive behaviour after calling a policeman a “poofter”. Nicholas von Hoogstraten, who is now called Nicholas Adolf von Hessen, admitted making the comment to PC James...
Posted On 03 Mar 2020 at 1:00 pm

Mock up chemical incident due to be staged at the Amex

Emergency services will be testing their skills during a simulated chemical incident at the Amex on Thursday. Blues and twos are likely to surround the football stadium during a mocked-up match day scenario. It will involve safeguarding volunteers who are acting as match...
Posted On 03 Mar 2020 at 11:03 am

Hoogstraten on trial today

An infamous Hove landlord is due to stand trial today accused of calling a police officer a “poof”. Update: Hoogstraten acquitted Nicholas van Hoogstraten is appearing before court under his new name, Nicholas Adolf von Hessen, which he changed it to by deed poll in...
Posted On 03 Mar 2020 at 9:45 am
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